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19th Jun '16 7:41:31 AM Wyldchyld
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Ichigo's powers are manifested via two spirits who can be communicated with inside his "Inner World". Initially, the Inner Hollow manifested as his most base instincts that he has to constantly war with to improve his Shinigami and Hollow power. Whenever he is close to death, the Inner Hollow threatens to, and eventually successfully, take control of his body and mind. [[spoiler:Old Man Zangetsu initially appeared as the advisor that controlled the Inner Hollow, but is really Ichigo's Quincy power. He confesses his destiny was to eventually kill Ichigo but he has come to deeply care for Ichigo instead.]]

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Ichigo's powers are manifested via two spirits who can be communicated with inside his "Inner World". Initially, the Inner Hollow manifested as his most base instincts that he has to constantly war with to improve his Shinigami and Hollow power. Whenever he is close to death, the Inner Hollow threatens to, and eventually successfully, take control of his body and mind. [[spoiler:Old Man Zangetsu initially appeared as the advisor that controlled the Inner Hollow, but is really Ichigo's Quincy power. He confesses his His destiny was to eventually kill Ichigo but he has come to deeply care for Ichigo instead.]]
19th Jun '16 7:40:50 AM Wyldchyld
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* Ichigo from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' regained tremendous [[TheGrimReaper Shinigami]] powers, but the method he used resulted in the awakening of a dark personality, an "Inner Hollow" within his consciousness. Throughout the series a recurring theme is having to battle this inner demon for control of his powers made stronger by their dual existence. [[spoiler:Ichigo gains even greater power when he finally accepts that his Inner Hollow isn't an enemy but just another part of him.]]
** Ichigo later meets other Shinigami who, through a slightly different process, ended up in the same situation. They trained him in how to properly overcome and control his inner demon, but he ended up leaving before the training was complete.
** [[spoiler:Subverted in the case of Zangetsu's other half, which reflects the piece of Yhwach's soul attached to Ichigo's. That side of Zangetsu was apparently supposed to kill Ichigo if he continued down the Shinigami path, and could've possibly wound up becoming this trope had things gone differently. But Ichigo's influence caused him a change of heart, and he became part of Ichigo's strength instead.]]

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* Ichigo from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' regained tremendous [[TheGrimReaper Shinigami]] powers, but the method he used resulted in the awakening of a dark personality, an ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Ichigo's powers are manifested via two spirits who can be communicated with inside his "Inner Hollow" within World". Initially, the Inner Hollow manifested as his consciousness. Throughout most base instincts that he has to constantly war with to improve his Shinigami and Hollow power. Whenever he is close to death, the series a recurring theme is having to battle this inner demon for Inner Hollow threatens to, and eventually successfully, take control of his powers made stronger by their dual existence. [[spoiler:Ichigo gains even greater power when he finally accepts that his Inner Hollow isn't an enemy but just another part of him.]]
** Ichigo later meets other Shinigami who, through a slightly different process, ended up in the same situation. They trained him in how to properly overcome
body and control his inner demon, but he ended up leaving before the training was complete.
** [[spoiler:Subverted in the case of Zangetsu's other half, which reflects the piece of Yhwach's soul attached to Ichigo's. That side of
mind. [[spoiler:Old Man Zangetsu was apparently supposed to kill Ichigo if he continued down initially appeared as the Shinigami path, and could've possibly wound up becoming this trope had things gone differently. But advisor that controlled the Inner Hollow, but is really Ichigo's influence caused him a change of heart, and Quincy power. He confesses his destiny was to eventually kill Ichigo but he became part of Ichigo's strength has come to deeply care for Ichigo instead.]]
9th Jun '16 11:49:44 AM DenisK21
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** Inverted when [[spoiler:Xehanort took possession of Terra's body. During the fight with Aqua, Terra's heart reached out to hinder Xehanort's movement, prompting the guy to cut his losses and lock up both hearts' memories. The same thing happens a decade later, when Riku stops "Ansem" from approaching Kairi from the inside.]]
9th Jun '16 11:43:31 AM DenisK21
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** [[spoiler:Subverted in the case of Zangetsu's other half, which reflects the piece of Yhwach's soul attached to Ichigo's. That side of Zangetsu was apparently supposed to kill Ichigo if he continued down the Shinigami path, and could've possibly wound up becoming this trope had things gone differently. But Ichigo's influence caused him a change of heart, and he became part of Ichigo's strength instead.]]
10th May '16 1:53:49 PM margdean56
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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', Agatha gets taken over by "[[BigBad The Other]]" (who either was or previously possessed [[spoiler:her mother Lucrezia Mongfish]]). They struggle for control of her body until The Other unwittingly [[spoiler:puts on a locket that keeps Agatha in control]]. Since without the locker she emerges again, and it's not clear how much memories may cross-leak, this is treated as both [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20110318 turn-off for her suitors]] and a [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20120516 security problem]].

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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', Agatha gets taken over by "[[BigBad The Other]]" (who either was or previously possessed [[spoiler:her mother Lucrezia Mongfish]]). They struggle for control of her body until The Other unwittingly [[spoiler:puts on a locket that keeps Agatha in control]]. Since without the locker locket she emerges again, and it's not clear how much memories may cross-leak, this is treated as both [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20110318 turn-off for her suitors]] and a [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20120516 security problem]].
10th May '16 1:51:16 PM margdean56
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** Fallen Angels - the Order of the Blackened Denarius - do this to gain the cooperation of (and control over) their hosts. Lasciel in particular is known for being especially good at this.

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** Fallen Angels - -- the Order of the Blackened Denarius - -- do this to gain the cooperation of (and control over) their hosts. Lasciel in particular is known for being especially good at this.



* "The Status Civilization" by Creator/RobertSheckley. The protagonist is exiled to the planet of criminals as a convicted murderer. He doesn't believe he could have killed in cold blood but has to kill in self-defense in exile. In the end, he finds out the truth: [[spoiler: he was framed for a murder and he turned himself in because his subconcious considered him guilty and everyone on the Earth was BrainWashed to turn in themselves.]]

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* "The Status Civilization" by Creator/RobertSheckley. The protagonist is exiled to the a planet of criminals as a convicted murderer. He doesn't believe he could have killed in cold blood but has to kill in self-defense in exile. In the end, he finds out the truth: [[spoiler: he was framed for a murder and he turned himself in because his subconcious subconscious considered him guilty and everyone on the Earth was BrainWashed to turn in themselves.themselves in.]]



* There is a classic treatment in Julian May's Galactic Milieu Trilogy (Jack the Bodiless, Diamond Mask, Magnificat), where a principal adversary is an immaterial being called Fury that turns out to be a subconscious manifestation of a major character.

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* There is a classic treatment in Julian May's Galactic Milieu Trilogy (Jack (''Jack the Bodiless, Diamond Mask, Magnificat), Magnificat''), where a principal adversary is an immaterial being called Fury that turns out to be a subconscious manifestation of a major character.
10th May '16 1:45:29 PM margdean56
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* Marvel's ComicBook/TheSentry character housed a dark and equally powerful villain known as the Void. In his original appearances, the Void manifested as a seperate entity outside of the Sentry's body. In later appearances, the Sentry transformed into the Void. The most recent depictions show the Sentry retaining his human appearance, while his eyes turn black. [[spoiler: In the Sentry's final battle, he is possessed by the Void. When his body is punctured, black tentacles issue from the wound.]]

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* Marvel's ComicBook/TheSentry character housed a dark and equally powerful villain known as the Void. In his original appearances, the Void manifested as a seperate separate entity outside of the Sentry's body. In later appearances, the Sentry transformed into the Void. The most recent depictions show the Sentry retaining his human appearance, while his eyes turn black. [[spoiler: In the Sentry's final battle, he is possessed by the Void. When his body is punctured, black tentacles issue from the wound.]]



* One timeline in the Marvel continuity of ''ComicBook/TheTransformers'' comic books had Rodimus Prime trapping Unicron inside the Matrix...which was located in Rodimus' chest. It wasn't pretty when Unicron managed to break free and posses the young Prime's body.

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* One timeline in the Marvel continuity of ''ComicBook/TheTransformers'' comic books had Rodimus Prime trapping Unicron inside the Matrix...which was located in Rodimus' chest. It wasn't pretty when Unicron managed to break free and posses possess the young Prime's body.
10th May '16 1:42:17 PM margdean56
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A specific form of SplitPersonality. Maybe the BodyHorror became a bit ''too'' fused with someone. Maybe the UnstoppableRage is getting...too unstoppable. Perhaps TheAtoner's past is taking a life of its own. A [[HalfHumanHybrid half-human's]] [[InTheBlood Demon]] / [[{{Dhampir}} Vampire self]] is trying to take control, or that DealWithTheDevil is hitting a bit too close to home.

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A specific form of SplitPersonality. Maybe the BodyHorror became a bit ''too'' fused with someone. Maybe the UnstoppableRage is getting...too unstoppable. Perhaps TheAtoner's past is taking on a life of its own. A [[HalfHumanHybrid half-human's]] [[InTheBlood Demon]] / [[{{Dhampir}} Vampire self]] is trying to take control, or that DealWithTheDevil is hitting a bit too close to home.
5th May '16 2:35:47 AM Chilliwack
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[[caption-width-right:200:All in your head?]]

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[[caption-width-right:200:All in your head?]]
head? Or all in ''YOU?'']]
4th May '16 3:04:11 PM Kytseo
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[[folder: Real Life]]
* Mental illnesses such as depression can easily consume a person's mind, possibly cause them to be DrivenToSuicide. Luckily, they can be combated with various methods such as therapy.
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